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travel, 4th of july weekend is in full swing as thousands of marylanders and the police are hitting the roads. >>> and it's looking like the heat will return just in time for the holiday. meteorologist tim williams has the details coming up in your first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this afternoon. an andrea fujii in for gigi barnett. >>> temperatures in the 60s. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >>> a little chilly, enjoy the chill. >> it's going away after the next day or so. today we'll be warming up a little more than yesterday. the nice thing is we're dealing with a dry heat, which is not something we typically get to say in this region. the humidity will build by the end of the weekend into next week we'll deal with humidity and heat as well. your forecasted to temperatures in the 60s area wide. we'll be touching the 70s quickly. we're going up to a high of close to 90 degrees, look for sunshine. a little more humidity than yesterday. dew points will be low. we'll talk about how h
>>> prayers and support across maryland and delaware following last weekend's suicide bombing in uganda and we have new information on the condition of the howard county teen. >>> hello, i'm don scott. the leader of the group behind the bombings promising they're only the beginning. well, right now, the parents of the maryland are by her side in africa. wjz-13 and mike hellgren are live with the latest and more. >> reporter: good afternoon, don and everyone. she's stable and she had a successful surgery monday and she'll have another procedure today. her uncle says that having her parents with her has lifted her spirits. ♪ >> reporter: classmates of emily in catonsville held a prayer and support service for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including both legs shattered after an attack in uganda. that's where the teen was doing missionary work. >> she's a tough woman and she's a fighter and the support of the school and her family and friends, she's going to get through this. >> reporter: almost 100 miles
at maryland weather in eight minutes. and right now traffic with angie. >>> we-related issues we are waking up to this morning. hope you are off to a great start. a downed tree in potomac as we sam in. it is in the roadway. it is taking away glen road. and we hear it will be out there throughout the morning rush hour. moving the scene over to the rockville area and bethesda, i want you to know we have downed wires causing traffic lights to be on flash. you want to treat it as a four- way stop. the same situation in reston, virginia where we have downed too and wires. it will be like that until 8 a.m. follow police direction. back to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> there appears to be growing tension between b.p. and the federal government over what to do next with a broken well in the gulf of mexico. b.p. wants to keep the containment cap in place. the government scientist apparently discovered a seat that has federal officials very concerned. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center with more. good morning. >>> good morning, andrea. a great deal of confusion in the gulf this morning. b.p
been blocking three lanes. watch for that if you are heading out on 495 in maryland. as we switch over, quiet between 95 and 270. no problems to report here. the beltway as we switch over to see how things are looking between springfield and tysons corner, clean and green. no problems. on 95 in virginia that might be heavy later today as people make their way back to dc but right now things are looking good northbound and southbound and finally in dc we are moving on m street right now looking on key bridge over to georgetown. no big problems reported. back to you. >>> hopefully this will be the last day more than 1 million wssc customers in montgomery and prince georges counties have to conserve water. crews are hoping to finish repairs on a 96-inch main which shows signs of rupturing last week. kristin fisher is live in potomac, maryland with the latest. >> good morning. very good news this morning. wssc is reporting that old repairs on the pipe behind me should be complete by some point today. but until then wssc is requiring that these mandatory water restrictions stay in effect fo
young that can be affected. the hot tops have already turned deadly for six people so far in maryland. doctors statewide are renewing their warning to avoid hyperthey were ya also known as heat exhaustion. some of the symptoms include not only sweating but dizziness and muscle cramps. a code red heat alerts that already been declared in baltimore city and will run through wednesday. >>> most people have returned safely to their homes after a trip to the inner harbor last night for the 4th of july fireworks show. hundreds of police officers were there working overtime to help things run smoothly. and wjz and gentleman fuji live at the -- andrea fuji live at the inner harbor. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there were huge crowds here last night. as of right now there are no major incidents to report. that is due in part to careful planning by the baltimore city police department who were prepared for the worst. along with the fireworks celebration in downtown baltimore, police closely patrolled for trouble. >> these are bad guys with guns. >> reporter: an estimated 1
on the roads to and from the beach, also out to western maryland. they are not just trying to catch drunk drivers and speeders. this year, this he will be looking for drugged drivers. it's a bang up weekend for a party. there will be alcohol consumed and a massive number of cars on the road traveling. this combination can mean more crashes. so state police have set up special enforcement details. >> holiday weekends mean more traffic on the road, more violators of the law, more speeders trying to reduce their travel time, which by the way, doesn't work. also a lot nor drugged drivers on the road. >> reporter: there's also a campaign to not only arrest drunk drivers about you the drugged driving. drugged driving play a large role in crashes. >> 34% of motor vehicle crash victims admitted to a maryland trauma center that they tested positive for drugs only. only 16% tested positive for alcohol. >> reporter: if you realize you should not be driving and don't want to be stranded overnight there's tipsy taxi each day from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. you can get a free ride. >> yellow cab will send
today. let's take a live look at route 50 at the bay bridge in maryland. cars on the left are coming back from the eastern shore. and now we will take a look at 95 in virginia. just north of the potomac mills mall. a mix of shoppers and people coming back from vacation. >>> nearly 2 million people in prince georges and montgomery counties are still under mandatory water restrictions. crews are working to repair that failing water main in potomac. kristin fisher tells us when the repairs will complete and when the water restrictions may be lifted. >> reporter: this is a piece of pipe that was causing all of these problems. over the weekend, crews removed it an replaced it with a new piece of pipe and now the hope is that all of the repairs will be complete by the end of today. after four days of around the clock repairs, wssc is now hours away from fixing the failing water main. all that's left is for crews to complete a water quality test. even when the pipe is up and running the water restrictions could stay in effect for the nearly 2 million wssc customers in prince georges and mon
>>> thousands of maryland kerrs are hitting the rod, and new campaign aims to make sure they all make it home in one piece. >>> desperate plea a virginia man is recovering from a boating accident in the chesapeake bay last march. now they are asking for help finding the people responsible. >>> and on this independence day, meet one artist who is paying tribute to the soldiers who are protecting our freedom. >>> will the weather cooperate this holiday? it looks like it so far. tim williams has the answer in the first warning weather forecast. >> reporter: i'm live at fort mexico -- mchenry. details are ahead. eye witness news is seconds away. it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning, and welcome to eye witness news on on the 4th of july. >> temperatures are comfort in about the 70-degree range. >> good morning. >> it's going to be a nice day, if you like summer-like temperatures. a little warmer than yesterday, and now our heat really starts to build over the next few days. the heat wave is underway. looking at a bit of sunshine, blue skies. we're
picked up 2/3 of an inch of new rain out in bwi. but since that time look at this. maryland's most powerful radar, we'll talk about that, and look ahead to the weekend. . >> friday on "good morning maryland," need a family night out on a tight budget. . >>> some special recognition for a navy officer from baltimore who is making a difference in iraq. it's a military public affairs video showing how u.s. personnel are helping to train iraquis in palm disposal. this video is shot in northern iraq and it features senior chief petty officer kevin bukowski of baltimore. >> our whole goal here is to get the iraqui bomb disposal unit to a point where we can withdraw and they can take over and continue the mission. >> he says the training focuses not only on bomb disposal technique but also changing the tactics of enemy. >>> well baltimore's olympic hometown hero, michael phelps, will be sharing his skills when he hits the water tomorrow at baltimore's polly high school. he'll give swimming lessons to about 50 middle schoolers, kind of a partnership between his swim safe program and baltim
in germantown, maryland actually boy is recovering this morning after he nearly drowned actually lifeguard watched as the boy chaseed a ball into the deep end of the pool. she says at one point he began floating on his stomach. he didn't respond to the lifeguard's whistle so she jumped into water, pulled him out and called the paramedics. >> i put him into the emergency position, tilt the victim's head back and make sure there is nothing obstructing their airway. it is something you have to be constantly vigilant. you're just always ready for a save. >> the cdc says each day, three children in america die from drowning. another four receive emergency care for nonfatal injuries. >>> a local lawyer is helping rescue fishermen from the gulf oil disaster. >> coming up next, his mission to put them back in hair boats. why he says bp is slowing down the process. >>> good morning. after lots of heat and humidity yesterday, conditions today even worse. i'll have the details on the forecast. it gets a little bitter on the five-day. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic coming
blisters. a couple of people are melting. >> maryland reported less than half a dozen he related deaths. one of them in d.c. and three in virginia. temperatures will reach 100 degrees and there is concerned there could be more deaths and injuries. they are worried some will seek relief in the raging waters of the potomac. >> people underestimate the power of the water. there are big time safety issues. >> it is important to mind the heat advisory, going into effect and known and lasting until late tomorrow evening. if you have respiratory issues, you want to take it easy today, especially later in the day as things will get much hotter. in silver spring, courtney robinson, abc 7. >> we are not alone. from texas to maine, people are dealing with sweltering weather as they are doing everything they can to stay cool. this could be one of the worst early summer heat waves on record. to warnings are in effect in at least 14 states. >> water restrictions will remain in place in montgomery and prince george's counties and least through the day. the washington suburban sanitary commission is st
do to keep cool. kim? >> sarah and stan, there have been six deaths so far this year in maryland from the heat, and that has health officials concerned, and they say everyone needs to take precautions in this type of weather. code red heat will dominate the forecast this week, and state health officials are concerned. with six deaths from the heat already this year. >> if people take good precautions, we can keep the number down. but with the heat going up this week, it is likely that we will see more deaths. >> the most common health concerns in this weather are heat stroke and heat exhaustion. people who have health conditions, like respiratory or heart problems, the elderly and the very young, are the most likely to be affected by this heat. but there are some things you can do to keep and you your family safe. >> plenty of fluids, stay out of the heat in the middle of the day if possible, get into air conditioning if you can. these are the types of things to protect yourself. >> and the secretary says everyone needs to heed the warnings, want just the people in the high-risk group
been seen across the area. number of heat related deaths in maryland has already reached six. that's the same number reported in all of 2009. three deaths have been reported virginia and one in the district. people have be fwup to feel it. many people celebrating the fourth of july and we know the heatwave is effecting us up and down the eastern seaboard. be careful and dress appropriately and drink plenty of water. >> thank you. looking at this day ahead. now water restrictions in montgomery could be listed later today. the sanitary commission says crews are trying repair that massive water main in potomac. people could face a find. two citations have been issues and more than 200 warnings. >> metro removed some railcars fromer is sorry. the 4,000 series cars were pulled because of problems with doors. officials say they could open while the car where is moving. these dares can. but they will get put back in service as soon as repairs are complete in two to three weeks. plain's may be getting too comfortable in the sky. there's 22 near coalitions in the first six months of the y
say a 35-year-old man has confessed to killing ale local restoration artist in maryland. how police caught up with the alleged killer. >> anything that is in this world on an artistic level -- >> reporter: in an interview taped for the asian media outlet, the 45-year-old naimi oiz described her love for the arts. after graduating, her mow said naimi spent the rest of her life traveling the word, studying paintings and restoring them for famous clients. but on monday, d.c. police found her body stabbed, beaten with broken ribs, lying in an alley in northwest d.c. >> this this is a heinous, violent act. and this man is off the street right now and that the point we'll continue to investigate it. >> reporter: prosecutors say this man, 35-year-old raymond williams, admitted to killing naimi in her art studio in rockville sunday night and dumping the body wrapped in a blanket in d.c. police linked william to the crime by using surveillance footage captured at naimi's studio. only will yip was seen coming out. >> they were able to use images of the suspect and have him identified by i bel
100 there. cool near 60 in western maryland. it looks like a hot day there as well. the higher elevations should be ten degrees cooler from washington all the way up the atlantic seaboard. temperatures will be near 100 degrees. yesterday we did not go code red. it is a code orange day. frat was code red. today the forecast is for code orange so the air quality may be a little better with better ventilation. anyway, reduce outdoor activities to help the air quality. should go to 100 or 101 in the cities. and clear tonight in the 80s through the evening and 70s tomorrow morning. another hot day and more humidity, deeper layer of humidity tomorrow. thursday and friday, some relief thankfully from the high heat and needed rain. thursday and friday and saturday. then we'll dry out and cool down a bit on sunday and monday. how's the traffic? >> no overnight road work. all of construction workers had the day off. that's helping traffic and the flow. did have street sweepers on the capitol beltway. they traled the outer loop and on the inner loop, they may have moved on. just be aware
but it will be creeping back. 74 is the national airport. near 70 at southern maryland near the bay. many of the suburbs north and west in the 60s right now and off to a pleasant start. no travel problems anywhere across the eastern half of the country. enormous area of high pressure is in place. many locations in the upper 50s. eastern shore in the 60s right now. the view from space showing this giant area of pressure rotating around the top of our region. and it will be in place giving us plenty of sunshine. we'll have afternoon highs in the upper 90s and getting a little more humid. not oppressive yesterday but hot. it's going to be quite humid wednesday and into thursday and should be a bit cooler on thursday with a chance of thunderstorms. that's the way it looks right now. back to you. >> thank you, tom. for those of you who have been affected by mandatory water restrictions, you may get relief today. they have made real progress fixing a cracked main. the restrictions in montgomery and prince george's county could be lifted today. derrick ward reports. >> reporter: montgomery pool, a loophole in
officers and for the first time thhy had troopers from the maryland state police. no violence here but still a viollnt weekend. a lot of people they saw ouuside of the iiner harbor, what about the xtra prooeccion for hem. there's budgets limits aad by and large even though it was a violenn weekend, police say iit3 was criminaas shooting other criminals, regular folks they were pretty safe. joel d smith at the iiner harbor. >>> a fitch years old willl 15 e charged as an adult. he shot cordon canada. canada's sister tell us they can't imagine what would have led tt the shootinn. theer brotherrhad just graduated from higg school and had a p>ttat was two weeks ago and he was lookinggforward to august going to culinary school and ú%is issdevastating.3 >> that was my heart. >> powell is facing first-degree -urder harges. right now he is being held without bail at the baltimore couuty detentton center. he is exxected to have a bail reeiee tomorrow. >>> a fist fight turns deadly when the victim hits his head falling to the ground. 23-year-old robert r eiky died at shamrock courtt he wa
of maryland, because bob ehrlich, who was governor of maryland and chose michael steele to be his running mate, is going to be pilloried because michael steele is being attacked by every republican in shoe leather, including charles krauthammer. this is the kind of judgment you have, to pick michael steele? >> it does not help barack obama, though. >> that's right, and the irony is that this is the time that republicans should be a triumphant. instead, michael steele's distraction has them back on their heels. people knew he was not a great manager or a fundraiser, but they said he was great on message. that has not exactly turned out. we have gone back and forth on this. by now "politico" is saying that republicans are more likely than not to take the house. we changed that this week and michael steele's distracting is hurting fundraising. >> this is the year where republicans have everything at their backs. the economy, discontent with obama, the gulf oil spill, everything. they keep stepping on it. they have michael steele, they have john boehner comparing the financial crisis to an ant, an
, the race for governor of maryland, because bob ehrlich, who was governor of maryland and chose michael steele to be his running mate, is going to be pilloried because michael steele is being attacked a republican in shoe leather, including charles krauthammer. this the kind of judgment you have, to pick up michael steele? >> it does not help barack obama. his bold, is still -- his poll numbers still stink. >> republicans should be triumphant and michael still has the back on their heels. people said, oh, he is great on message. that is not how it turned out. we have gone back and forth on this call. right now, "politico" is saying that republicans are more likely than not to pick up the house. we change that this week, and michael steele is hurting their fundraising. >> this is the year or republicans have everything at their backs. the economy, and discontent with obama, the gulf oil spill, everything. they keep stepping on each. they have michael steele, they have john boehner comparing the financial crisis tho an ant and the congressman whose name escapes me -- >> joe barton prepar.
york's jones beach down to ocean city maryland, you could barely see the sand for the umbrellas as people flocked to the shore to cool off. throughout the northeast, they're bracing for even higher temperatures as the week moves on. bill karins will have more for us on that in just a few moments. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in iowa, tragedy struck a fourth of july parade when two horses pulling a wagon were spooked and started galloping out of control. the run away steed dragged them for a six block stretch. sadly a 60-year-old woman was killed and at least 23 were injured. >>> in tennessee, flames lit up the night sky after one town's independence day celebration. moments after a fourth of july fireworks finale, an abandoned building burt into flames. it took fire crews hours to get the flames under control. officials say the fire started in a wire box on the roof. and have not said if the fireworks contributed to the blaze. >>> in michigan, a husband and wife spate their way to top honest are ors for the second year in a row.
for governor of maryland, because bob ehrlich, governor of maryland, chose michael steele to be his running mate, and he will be pilloried because michael steele is being w attacked by every republican, including charles krauthammer. this was the judgment you have, to choose michael steele? >> this does not help barack obama. his poll numbers still sting. >> absolutely. republicans should be rampant, but michael steele has them back on their heels. -- republicans should be trying that, but michael still has them back on their heels. right now, "politico" is saying that republicans are more likely than not to pick up the house. we changed that this week, and michael steele's distracting is hurting their fundraising. >> this is the republicans have everything at their backs. the economy, discontent with obama, the gulf oil spill, everything. they keep stepping on it. they have michael steele, they have done better comparing -- they have john boehner comparing the financial crisis to an ant and the congressman who made mistakes -- >> joe barton. >> joe barton -- i don't want to remember -- >>
into another car while trying to escape police on the eastern shore. maryland state police say that 19-year-old stopped by a trooper early yesterday morning. when asked to step out of the vehicle. he drove away. his ford explorer, which had two passengers, the vehicle then struck a ford mustang that had three people in it. the suspect's suv ended up on a sidewalk. police say cornish and his passengers tried to run, but they were caught. >> howard county police are investigating a failed collision between a moped and a pickup truck. officials say the moped's driver was killed in the crash shortly before 1:00 p.m. the driver of the pickup truck, 45-year-old was not injured. authorities say the crash occurred as the moped was traveling east and crews were turning left from the westbound lane. >> on takeoff and landing in the skies, passengers say they expect to be safe. the washington post sites that the faa and ntfb report in the past six months in the washington region, there have been 22 potentially dangerous mistakes by air traffic controllers and some involve near midair collisions. >>
in effect and police believe the suspect may be driving a 1999 black nissan sentra with maryland plates. >> there's a lot of questions. for example, the boy was taken in washington, d.c., but the mother did not report the kidnapping or the alleged kidnapping. she went to her home in hyattsville before she called police. why that happened is not clear. at this point, police have not charged him with anything, i believe at this point, they are trying to sort this out. they are talking to the mother and the child. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> armando, thank you. >>> we have another developing story at this hour. the on going water woes in montgomery county. major progress overnight, crews were able to shut off the water so repairs can begin on the 96- inch pipe in gaines borrow road. as surray chin reports, people violating those mandatory water restrictions. >> lifted with a major sign of progress as a 96-inch replacement pipe was lowered. it's tricky maneuvering. >> not much room to play with. >> no room to play with. >> this is the massive pipe in question wit
in potomac, abc 7 news. >>> meantime, a two year-old maryland boy has been found and is safe. police issued an amber alert after aaron gamez was reported about the last afternoon. officers are not releasing details on how the child was found but are continuing to investigate. >>> another soldier from our region has been killed in iraq. specialist morganne mcbeth died yesterday. choose critically injured in a non-combat incidents on thursday. she was 19 years old and part of the 82nd airborne division based in fort bragg, north carolina. vice president biden is going to erupt for a surprise trip. elections were held in iraq for march, but no clear winner was determined. biden is hoping he can urge opponents to agreement. >> i remain extremely optimistic about a government being formed here. i am with the representatives representing all the main parties. >> there is some urgency. the administration would like to see a formal agreement before the of military begins to draw down next month. when that withdrawal is complete just 50,000 u.s. combat troops will remain in iraq. >>> another promine
brown, 9 news now. >>> a 16-year-old girl from ellicott, maryland is among those. emily kerstetter was with a group. the group was scheduled to return to the u.s. today. >>> cindy sheehan's bench trial begins today in d.c. superior court. she was among 8 anti war protestors arrested on march 20th after laying coffins at a white house fence. her son was killed in iraq back in 2004. she gained national attention after staging a prolonged demonstration in 2005. outside president george's bush's ranch in texas. >>> it's been a day without water for more than a dozen homes in washington, d.c. a water brake between whittier and van buren is disrupting water service in the area. that break also caused the street to buckle. drivers are being detoured while repairs are being made. >>> and a d.c. fire boat was called to the scene of a brush fire near fletcher's shoreline near georgetown. the fire was contained to a small area. firefighters put the flames out quickly. no one was hurt. >>> we have a commuter aleft on 16th street in northwest d.c. the park service began work today to repair a 3
. this is moving south, trying to push showers westbound into maryland on wednesday and certainly we have clouds, cooler temperatures, and a few showers. anywhere between 97 and 102 degrees. only a five not breeze and weighs around 1 foot. whatever is around 80 degrees. -- water temperature is around 80 degrees. down to 90 with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm on thursday. upper 80's with some much- needed rain showers may be friday and saturday. >> thank you, tom. in the to the financial and emotional toll that the gulf oil spill is having and residents along the gulf coast as they hit a new high for bp. >> after one week after a supreme court nomination hearings, we take a look at what is ahead for the president's second bid for the high court. >> is the first day of a very special football camp that is bringing a lot of nfl stars to town. i have details coming up. >> as oil continues to spew from the broken oilwell in the gulf of mexico, the cost for this bill has now passed the trillion dollar -- the $3 billion market. there is no end in sight. the latest figure does not include the $20
.frciraq.com. >>> the news edge on maryland. the federal government is handing out more than $100 million to the gm plant in white marsh. the plant said it will use the stimulus money to increase production and here's the really good part. add hundreds of jobs. gm plans to produce 80,000 electric vehicles from the plant every year assistanting in 2013. >>> not exactly the world cup. it's soccer's dirty cousin, much dirtier. up next, taking the edge off of the world's soccer championship. >>> and that looks like fun. high temperature, 93 degrees and do we have any cool air on the five-day. the details coming up in just a few minutes.  >> welcome back. another hot one out there. a high temperature of 93 degrees and currently, 83 and not cooling off these days. the humidity is perk%, going to be warm and muggy and a10 miles an hour and that pleasure on a little bit. hedged the 83 in washington. 80, quantico; 82 in annapolis and let's see, baltimore's, 83 in frederick, 82 and overnight tonight, temperatures will fall back into the mid-70s and we'll be warm and muggy out there. keep the air
the summer heat has been deadly. >> maryland and virginia and d.c. have already have as many or more heat-related deaths an record of all summer. >> good morning jeremy and vinita, it was a hot wave set to move in. as high pressure dominates the weather pattern for the next several days that is going to allow for bright sunshine and therefore temperatures will be toasty. 98 in central park, even into jfk airport it could be near 100 degrees by the afternoon. boston is set to be near 90 this afternoon. portland in the low 80s. and the humidity is on the rise as well. and this is going to become a problem as it feels even hotter with the dew point in upper 50s. in cities like philadelphia and new york city by the afternoon. it's going to get worse on tuesday, unfortunately, as the dew points will be climbing into the upper 60s. that's likely to make things feel like 105 or 106 degrees. philadelphia has heat warnings out and many other cities could be included in that threat as we head through the week. >> our thanks to ava with that message. >>> now for this morning's weather for around the
, to the news desk. >> speaking of the heat, it is our big story this morning. maryland health officials say six people have died this year due to the heat. >> as tony just mentioned, yet another heat wave is expected this week, 11 news reporter kim dacey is live in northwest baltimore with the story. good morning, kim. >> good morning. baltimore city has issued a code red heat alert for today through wednesday of this week. they say there have been six heat-related deaths so far in maryland this year, and that number could increase following this next heat wave. the best thing to do is try to stay out of the heat as much as possible and in the air conditioning. but if you do have to be outside, drink plenty of fluids and try to stay in the shade or wear a hat to protect your skin. the very young and elderly, as well as those with chronic health conditions like respiratory or heart problems, are more success septemberible to heat illnesses. but the secretary of the department of health and mental hygiene says everyone should take precautions. >> it can affect anyone, and so don't take this light
to abc2news.com. you can check out maryland's most powerful doppler radar there. >> or be like my dog and collapse on top of a register and soak in all the air you want. >>> we want your two cents on this recordbreaking heat wave. on facebook we posted the following, what are you going to do to stay cool today? tamara says she's going to stay in the house with her baby girl. very nice. kim writes in, opting for housework inside. instead of going outside and exercising. if you would like to share your two cents of staying cool today just head to the wmar facebook fan page and leave a comment. we'll share more of those comments throughout the rest of the morning show. >> what are you going to do? >> inside. >> all right. >> did you bring the thing in? >> i left it in the newsroom. i know, somebody suggested, steve who runs the teleprompter said point it at jamie's head. see how hot it is. >>> the heat is bad enough for all of us. we're jut trying to live here. imagine working in it. >> we turn up the heat even higher as we check out the incredibly hot job of steaming crabs. >> it's tim
and maryland. do we have the m dot camera? out of easton, no problems, that's eastbound toll plaza at sandy point. very nice and easy right. bay sand is recommending that you leave after 11:00 so leave before 11:00 if you're heading back from the beach. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >> thank you, lauren. >>> well new this morning, a deadly accident out on the roads in northern virginia. it happened at 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of chapel road and glen cove drive if cliffton. there were six people in an suv that went off the road and hit a tree. a 31-year-old man died and five others are hospitalized. fairfax county police say it appears speed was a factor in the crash. >>> and also new this morning, a nasty accident involving a car and metro bus in south east d.c. a metro spokesperson said the driver of the car ran a light at 14th street and was t- boned by a bus. bus went on to hit one other vehicle. the were passengers on the bus at the time. one person was seriously hurt and three others suffered minor injuries but it's unclear whether those that were hurt were in th
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was found unconscious on a maryland bike path after going into cardiac arrest, falling, hitting his head on a tree. >> when we're dealing with weather this darn hot, you have to make sure you don't have a heat-related illness out exercising, on bicycles and walking dogs. >> reporter: a few hundred howard university students were forced out into the heat when they were evacuated from their dorms for a bomb threat. >> it was a bad timing. i had all my gaiterade and water in my fridge in my dorm room. >> reporter: if you were outside, there was no escaping the heat and humidity that engulfed you. if you came to town to tour, you had to say just forge ahead. >> the monument is too beautiful to let the weather get in the way. >> reporter: some locals persisted in their exercise routine. >> i was tough, marine infantry, so that means i was trained in the desert and desert warfare and that kind of thing. just stay hydrated. >> reporter: you can drink water or wear it, and others went wading, wedding dress and all. >> i knew dc in july was not going to be cool by any means, but we weren't expect
. off to the west on the green shaded area we have 50s. cumberland, maryland, 55 degrees out there. as we look towards shorthachant 59. 54 in martinsburg. quantity co, 62. your high temperature in upper marlboro, 94. the high should be 92 in winchester, 93 in d.c. 94 in warrenton. i love this high pressure cell. i'm calling her large and in charge. she's not moving. she's staying put. and this front off to the west isn't going to have any luck getting here. so we're giving it until next weekend to bring us any shot of rain. we stay dry. showers and storm activities well up and out of reach into the great lakes. around here it's about the sinking air under this high and the warmup that comes with us. fireworks forecast, temperatures around 83 at 9:00. absolutely no rain. let's put it in writing and get you out the door. we're all good this morning. our temperatures go from 89 to 95. coming up by this evening, it will be clear. sunset, 8:37. low 80s during the fireworks celebration. tomorrow morning, clear skies. it will be warmer tomorrow morning. we'll have 70s and 60s on the map i
the wind was blowing away from area homes. it did shut down a major railway. >>> a maryland man was beaten, robbed, and carjacked after being lured to an apartment complex by a woman he met in a bar. police say the woman told the 28-year-old victim she'd forgotten her keys and needed to call a roommate. while the pair waited, two men approached and pistol whipped the victim. they took the man's money, jewelry, and cell phone before taling his car. >>> in tomorrow's washington examiner, the new operator of virginia railway express will be ready to take over the train service next week. that is a piece of welcomed news from riders of commuter trains that have faced a recent series of setbacks. >>> still ahead here on 9 news, if you're going take a cruise, you may as well go for the biggest ship out there. >>> and get ready for a hot 4th of july. the gas prices are going down, they go back up again. we know saving money is important. this summer, shop with your giant card and save on shell fuel. earn one point for every dollar you spend. every 100 points earned gets you another 10 cents off p
: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. froms the gentlewoman from maryland rise? -- for what purpose does the gentlewoman from maryland rise? without objection. ms. edwards: here we go again. today and every day in this chamber my republican colleagues stand here and blame gems for failing to create jobs. blame democrats for failing to create jobs. right now senate republicans just like their house colleagues are blocking the passage of five critical bills that would create at least 1.5 million jobs for the american people. house republicans have the audacity to accuse democrats of not doing enough to create jobs? shame on them. i urge republican senators to vote for america competes, the small business job and credit act, the jobs for main street act, and the small business and infrastructure act to provide desperately needed jobs. if republicans are really serious about job creation, then they urge their colleagues in the senate to take immediate action and pass these bills. madam speaker, it's about 186 days since we passed our first jobs bill and still they haven't acted. it's ti
with the mayor three weeks ago. >>> a company that owns a bankrupt horse racing track is now suing maryland's thoroughbred industry. >>> in bethesda today employees of dog topia scrubbed down dozens of dogs in the name of charity. annual dog watch was held to support canine military, police and service dogs. some of the dogs are serving overseas in iraq and afghanistan. alongside our military troops. money raised will supply bullet- proof vests and safety harnesses for the dogs as well as pets, toys and treats. good for them. >>> coming up on wusa 9 news this sunday night. we will take you to a place that specializes in finding solutions for people in poverty. >>> and another hot week ahead in the forecast. just ahead. stay with us. >>> thundering anywhere else? >> some places. >> we will get relief tomorrow. renewed chances. here we are on the 18th day of july and 12 of the days have already topped out above 90 degrees. so the trend continues. more heat and humid the only relief in sight is an isolated shower or thunderstorm. brief heavy rainfall. let's start off with the next three days t
"early today." >>> welcome back. hope you're able to stay cool. if you live in pennsylvania or maryland, you've got showers and thunderstorms rolling through especially about the next half hour or so in harrisburg. it could hold together for baltimore, but it looks like areas north of there will probably be the worst of it. the heat continues today into tomorrow from denver, phoenix, through kansas city. really much of the country will be just like it was yesterday. a few areas will have strong storms. that would include iowa. and then by tomorrow we'll see showers around chicago and kansas city. the heat doesn't show any signs of breaking this week. if you're watching us on wdiv local 4 in detroit, have a blast at amphibiville. a village dedicated to am bibbians all around the world. that's your early today event of the day. >> awesome. thank you so much. have a blast. >>> now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in h entertainment.at the box office, it wases a dream come true for dicaprio as his film finished number one. inception took in over $60 million giving dicaprio h
. >>> if you are headed to the maryland and delaware beaches riptides are keeping lifeguards busy from the storms. the ocean city beach patrol said they have helped 600 swimmers in distress in the past week. 40 water rescues in the past three days alone. >>> an explosion so intense it felt like an earthquake. that's how witnesses described a both explosion. one man captured this video of the boat engulfed in flames just moments after that explosion. >> they were starting the boat and something blew. >> my husband is oh, no, a boat exploded outside and that's when i ran outside on our patio and looked outside and saw the boat burning up. >> several people were on that boat. they all managed to swim to safety. cause of the explosion is under investigation this evening. >>> deadliest attack this year against antiterrorists in iraq. a suicide bomber hit near an iraqi military base. nearly 50 people were killed. it comes as the u.s. moves to withdrawal all u.s. troops. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan tonight where that country and afghanistan have signed a long awaited
into someone from d.c., maryland or virginia. so what do you think about our celebration? >> the parade was great. so many people and so much enthusiasm. the floats were awesome and great colors. >> it's hot but it's exciting. and we're happy to be here and everything seems really well organized. >> later tonight jimmy smith and reba mcintyre kick off a capital 4th so a lot ahead as america celebrates it's 234th birthday. gwen, what do you think? >> it's hot out there. >> have ants in your pants because it's hot out there. >> and a great celebration time and it's great weather. >>> let's take another look outside and show you exactly how things are really just adaptable for tonight's celebration. plenty of clear skies and yes, the heat is on in d.c. we are talking about major heat. but you know what, as long as you do all of the things you need to do to stay cool and protect yourself, you'll be fine. clear skies for the fireworks. a very warm night. temperatures unbelievably high. humidity will return as we move into the beginning of the week and the week ahead we are talking no break
on the beltway, 95 in maryland and virginia looks great. -- let's get to jonbenet and -- let's get to on-time traffic and some brighter news. >> our hov restrictions are lifted on every major road except for routed 50. the john hansen highway. the traffic closer to your screen headed away from us, that is eastbound 66 and you are looking great right now. also, as you travel route 15 between leesburg and may market, we've got an accident 15 south of route 50 with a car that struck a utility pole so watch for that utility crew at the scene. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> wal-mart may be coming to d.c. the "washington post" reports the world's largette retailers in talks to open what would be the first store in the district. no lease has been signed but reportedly the company has been looking for a site on new york avenue northeast near bladensburg road. >> folks in the suburbs know all about wal-mart. >> right. >>> coming up next ache web site that people turn to for everything from where to get their hair done to what doctors to see. but now, yelp is face something lega
around at some locations, maryland, now 65. look at that low this morning. you woke up to 55 refreshing degrees. 70 in winchester. lows in the 50s. low 70s inside the beltway. to the east along the bay, low 70s in annapolis. the only outside problem you have as they raid the watermelon. weather forecast outside, firing up the grill will be reaching low, maybe mid-90s across the area. like yesterday, the humidity should be tolerable. and we'll keep an eye on the sunshine. have the spf and lather up. it will be pretty high today. high pressure. this is in charge of the weather. not just today but right into next week. notice other than meandering to the coast and back into the appalachians it doesn't move that much. it's a roadblock to this front here which could bring us rain but it will take until next weekend until the front can break down the ridge and we have any shot of showers entering the forecast. let's put it in writing. lots of sunshine today. not too humid. 85 to 95 in the forecast. this evening, settling back through the 80s. fireworks time, 83. should be nice. sunset 8:37. t
name. >>> emergency communications service back online in southern maryland. for several hours people with verizon land line phones could not call 911 in calvert county. only cell phones worked. officials say the temporary outage was called by a pole fire along route 4 near plumb point road in prince frederick county. >>> wfsc cracking down on water restrictions, officers handing out a $500 citation as crews continue to work around the clock to repair a broken water main in potomac. they asked customers to cut water usage. while most people have complied, others haven't. so far police have issued 200 warnings. after that comes a $500 fine. wfsc says it's extremely important to follow the restriction. >> tossed the fourth of july. there are fireworks displays all around the area and we need to make sure that we have adequate fire protection in the event after fire emergency. and that is why that is the absolutely bottom line why everybody needs to comply with these restrictions. >> reporter: wfsc says its work is on track and it plans to wrap up repairs tomorrow. officials will decide
and northern maryland area. as that wide spans of scattered storms moves eastward, that's where we have a chance of storms all day long. 78 right now. 75 gaithersburg. the chance of the afternoon midday storms as we go to the late afternoon and evening hours the chance of storms rolls through. maybe overnight hours. enhancement with an approaching front that dies out. tuesday afternoon in to wednesday, both days could see a chance of scattered thunderstorms. i think they will be daytime tomorrow storms. maybe overnight and evening hours tonight. the seven-day forecast, 94 today. 96 tomorrow. heat index is pushing hotter. mid-90s through thursday. a a chance of scattered thunderstorms through the week. as we heat up on fried in to saturday, possibly 100 for air temperatures. an approaching front on friday in to saturday could bring needed relief and angie, you are right about this. this is not right when you can say 99 and cooler 92. there's something wrong with that. >> just ain't right. hey, everybody. ten minutes from the 6:00 hour. hope you had a nice and cool weekend. or at least yo
the forecast certified for maryland's doppler radar. >>> sun glare, that's the issue this morning. now at 75, bottomed out at 67 this morning. it's a bounce off the bottom, but a pleasant morning. we have dew point at 63. that's comfortable for late july and temperatures still holding at 69 in baltimore. 66 over on the eastern shore m coming out of the 50s. mostly clear skies, a few high clouds will stroll in here. starting to pick up showers on down towards the south. if anything, will spread some clouds our way today, but we should remain dry and a little bump up on the humidity. let's go up to 70 degrees and a little more humidity and a small chance of a late day storm with temperatures reaching into the lower 90s. let's see what is happening on the roads now. >> believe it or not, we don't have any accidents to let you know about. heavy volume causing some minor to significant delays around the beltway. as you look at the west side. it is going to be at a crawl as you approach the interchange, just very heavy this morning. inner loop is looking good. as we check our maps, we do have seve
a swelterring june there have been six heat high related deaths in maryland. four heat-related deaths in pennsylvania, three in virginia and one in washington, d.c. if you're going to be out in the heat, make sure you're rehydrating and not staying out too long. if you have have a tennis match to play, take plenty of breaks. if you can get a breeze going, get in front of a fan. >> reporter: also interesting to note, with this heat wave the humidity will lag. so right now while it's hot, as the week goes on, it will be both hot and humid. erica? >> jeff, thanks so much. something to look forward to. >> reporter: exactly. >> stay cool, jeff. thanks. >> now to the ongoing efforts in afghanistan where general david petraeus is officially in charge of u.s. and nato forces. meanwhile in washington, the war is coming up a barrage of criticism from the left and right. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has more for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. it's been a rough couple of months. the president has a lot of problems on his hand, the oil spi
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